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CA1411: COM registration methods should not be visible

TypeName

ComRegistrationMethodsShouldNotBeVisible

CheckId

CA1411

Category

Microsoft.Interoperability

Breaking Change

Breaking

When an assembly is registered with Component Object Model (COM), entries are added to the registry for each COM-visible type in the assembly. Methods that are marked with the ComRegisterFunctionAttribute and ComUnregisterFunctionAttribute attributes are called during the registration and unregistration processes, respectively, to run user code that is specific to the registration/unregistration of these types. This code should not be called outside these processes.

To fix a violation of this rule, change the accessibility of the method to private or internal (Friend in Visual Basic).

Do not suppress a warning from this rule.

The following example shows two methods that violate the rule.

using System;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

[assembly: ComVisible(true)]
namespace InteroperabilityLibrary
{
   public class ClassToRegister
   {
   }

   public class ComRegistration
   {
      [ComRegisterFunction]
      public static void RegisterFunction(Type typeToRegister) {}

      [ComUnregisterFunction]
      public static void UnregisterFunction(Type typeToRegister) {}
   }
}
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